Kawai ES8 Digital Piano

Kawai ES8 Digital Piano

Regular price $2,199.00 $1,649.00 Sale

The ES8 digital piano is the perfect portable piano for any musical occasion. Whether you're transporting your instrument to a performance or have limited space, the ES8's compact and lightweight frame really packs a punch with premium features such as Responsive Hammer III keyboard action and breathtaking sound captured from our flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert Grand Piano.
  • Depth: 14 1/2" (36.5 cm)
  • Width: 54" (136.5 cm)
  • Height: 6" (15 cm)
  • Weight: 49 lbs (22.5 kg)

With over 90 years of Kawai expertise in crafting world-class acoustic pianos, our ES8 Portable Digital Piano provides the most authentic playing experience ever achieved in a portable digital instrument. Its class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action recreates all the subtleties of playing a fine grand piano. Premium built-in features such as Ivory Touch key surfaces, let-off simulation, counterweights and a precise triple-sensor detection system offer a smooth and natural piano playing experience.

The Virtual Technician feature further allows the player to enhance the instrument’s superior tone and customize the character and shape of selected piano sounds to suit personal preferences. Strong and surprisingly lightweight, the ES8’s modern chassis is engineered from aluminum with a reinforced keyboard base to provide additional stability. With optional matching design stand and pedal lyre, it can be easily transformed into a compact piano replacement for lounges, studio or home.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Harmonic Imaging XL™ Sound Technology with 88-Note Piano Sampling
  • RHIII Graded-Hammer Action
  • 34 Exceptional Instrument Sounds
  • USB Digital Audio – Play / Rec WAV and MP3 Files
  • Rhythm Section with 100 Accompaniment Styles
  • 256-note Max. Polyphony
  • Powerful Built-in Speaker System
  • Elegant Gloss Black and Ivory White Finishes
  • Optional Designer Stand and Pedal Lyre
FEATURES

TONE

The ES8 features Kawai’s exclusive Harmonic Imaging XL with 88-key piano sampling. This unique technology creates sounds with the highest level of detail and clarity possible. Learn More »
Tone
Tone

TOUCH

Touch
Touch
The new class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action on the ES8 re-creates the exceptional touch of an acoustic grand piano with its realistic movement and rigid “springless” design working together to provide a smooth, natural piano playing experience. A triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy. Learn More »

UNIQUE SPEAKER SYSTEM

The ES8 features a surprisingly powerful stereo speaker system housed in two built-in enclosures.
Speaker System
Speaker System

USB AUDIO & STORAGE

ES Series USB Audio Storage
ES Series USB Audio Storage
USB to Device and Host capabilities provide a world of opportunity, including recording and playing digital audio, storing songs, playing song files and connectivity to computers.

RECORDER

The ES8 offers an easy to use 10-Song / 2-Track built-in Recorder ideal for self-evaluation or capturing a moment of inspiration.
Piano Recorder
Piano Recorder

VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN

Virtual Technician
Virtual Technician
A skilled piano technician can personalize an acoustic piano’s sound and touch response. Kawai’s exclusive Virtual Technician does the same for the ES8 digital piano.

JACKS AND CONNECTIONS

There are two headphone jacks on the ES8, allowing two persons to listen to the piano in privacy. The USB jack offers both USB to Device and USB to Host functionality. MIDI I/O jacks provide connection with other musical instruments and computers. There are also Line Out jacks plus a unique Stereo Line In jack.
ES8 Jacks
ES8 Jacks

PEDALS

Damper Pedal
Damper Pedal
Included with the instrument is the F10-H deluxe damper pedal with half-damper capability. The optional F20 dual pedal provides both a damper (with half-damper function) and soft pedal.

OPTIONAL DESIGNER STAND AND PEDAL LYRE

The optional designer stand attaches to the bottom of the ES8 to create an elegant look suitable for any décor. The separate optional pedal lyre assembly completes the look and adds three functioning pedals to the instrument.
Designer Stand and Pedal Lyre
Designer Stand and Pedal Lyre
SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard Responsive Hammer III action

- 88 keys
- Grade-weighted hammers
- Ivory Touch white key surfaces
- Let-off simulation
- Triple sensor key detection
- Counterweights
Pedal F-10H pedal unit

- Damper (with half-pedal support)
Piano Sound Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)

- 88-key stereo sampling
- SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
- 256 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance - Damper Resonance
- String Resonance
Piano Adjustment Virtual Technician (17 parameters)

- Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
- Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
- Damper Resonance
- Damper Noise
- String Resonance
- Key-off Effect
- Fall-back Noise
- Hammer Delay
- Topboard Simulation
- Decay Time
- Minimum Touch
- Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
- Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
- Temperament Key
- Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
- Half-Pedal Adjust
- Soft Pedal Depth
No. of Sounds 34 voices
Reverb 6 types
Brilliance
Other Effects 11 types + 4 combination effects + amp simulator
Speakers (8 x 12) cm x 2
Output Power 30 W (15 W × 2)
Headphone Enhancements -
Display 2 x 16 characters LCD
Key Cover -
Music Rest Detachable type (included)
Dimensions Width 54" (136.5 cm)
Depth 14 1/2" (36.5 cm)
Height 6" (15 cm) (not including music rest)
Weight 49 lbs (22.5 kg)
Available Finishes Gloss Black (ES8B)
Snow White (ES8W)
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Startup Setting
Internal Songs Sound Demo 29 songs
Piano Music -
Concert Magic -
Lesson Songs -
Internal Recorder Total Memory approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs 10 songs
Parts 2 parts
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms Rhythm Section

- 100 styles (x 2 variations)
- 4-part accompaniment select
- 100 preset chord sequences
- Chord mode: Full Keyboard, 1 Finger, Preset
- 'On Bass' chord detection
Bluetooth * -
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3
WAV
Other Functions -
App Functions Virtual Technician app (iPad)
Connector Jacks Headphone 2 x 1/4" Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Line Out 1/4" L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In 1/8" Stereo [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others Damper/Soft (for F-20)
Damper (for F-10H)
Speakers on/off switch
Power Consumption 35 W
Power Power cable
AC adaptor
Bench -
Headphones -
Sheet Music -
Others Warranty Card *
Owner's Manual
Music Rest
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)
RESOURCES

Brochure: Download

Owners Manual: Download

WARRANTY

Kawai CL, ES, EP, CE Series and KDP products:

3 Years Parts and Labor – Click Here To Download Owner’s Registration Card

Customers should retain their store receipt or purchase statement as proof of the date of purchase. Please contact Kawai’s Technical Services Division if you have any questions or concerns, or to request a copy of your new warranty.